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Brianna Westbrook wants to be a politician her constituents can recognize: one who understands working-class America, and who will “Listen first, talk second.” Westbrook grew up in … more
Some low-income communities of color around the United States are learning to tackle extreme neighborhood heat fueled by climate change through nonprofit programs that educate and engage. Community … more
Supporters of abortion rights are suing to keep an old Arizona law that criminalizes nearly all abortions from being enforced. They argue in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that laws passed by the state … more
A leader of Education Forward Arizona has been named president of South Mountain Community College. The college and the Maricopa County Community College District have announced Dr. Richard C. … more
PHOENIX — Maricopa County elected and appointed officials — especially those charged with overseeing elections — have poured many resources into fighting disinformation and … more
The city of Phoenix is preparing to lease six unused city properties. Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay told a city subcommittee last week the city gets … more

Maintenance on California oil refineries is contributing to higher prices at Valley gas pumps, according to John Treanor, a AAA spokesman.Arizona has seen its average gas price increase 38 cents per … more
Abortion is a key issue in the Arizona attorney general race pitting Republican Abraham Hamadeh, against Democrat Kris Mayes. Hamadeh is a former Maricopa County prosecutor and intelligence officer … more
Salt River Project is offering grants for teachers in Phoenix and Pinal County to teachers looking for ways to engage their students in the classroom. “Our educational programs are STEM … more
A Phoenix abortion clinic has developed a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most … more
Salt River Project is offering grants for teachers looking for ways to engage their students in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to apply for classroom grants to enhance learning in the … more
A new dock opened this week in Papago Park, allowing everyone – regardless of ability – to fish and enjoy the outdoors. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department opened the covered … more
A bench trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man accused of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings nearly 30 years ago near a metro Phoenix canal system. … more

PHOENIX - As Americans across the nation put up decorations for the upcoming holiday season, residents of west Phoenix will put up “No Trespassing'' signs in an effort to limit homeless … more
Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the Phoenix Public Works Department will implement new trash and recycling collection days citywide. The change will “maximize efficiencies and customer … more
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is participating in a weeklong event with adoption fees of $50 or less at shelters in Phoenix and Mesa. The fall Empty the Shelters program will run from … more
Numerous state projects on Valley roads this weekend will require drivers to take detours and take care navigating in and around work areas, state transportation officials said. The following … more
Authorities say three men in Phoenix suffered burns, one severely, after they filled plastic bags with gasoline and the bags ignited. Phoenix police said Thursday a man in his 40s remains … more
Mesa and Phoenix commuters are seeing shorter drive times as the number of people working remotely has tripled over two years, a new study shows. But they are not alone as national figures reveal … more
Business leaders interested in sharing their faith can come to Chandler next month. C-Suite for Christ, an outlet for Christian business leaders to gather and support one another, is hosting a … more

The Human Services Campus, a collaborative force of 16 partner organizations with a shared outcome of ending homelessness for people every day, received a $15,000 check from UnitedHealthcare on … more
 The Cholla Trail at Camelback Mountain will reopen to the public on Friday, Sept. 30, with amenities that include drinking fountains, restrooms and bike racks. The trail has been closed … more
A Grand Canyon University student was injured when a stray bullet hit him Wednesday evening on the Phoenix campus. University officials said there was an off-campus dispute with multiple gunshots … more
Some Latinos need help. A new survey, conducted by BSP Research, said many Latinos are struggling to make ends meet and are behind when it comes to accessing credit and bank products, according to … more
TUCSON — A Phoenix man was arrested last week after authorities say he tried to strike a U.S. Border Patrol agent’s vehicle with one he was driving. Daniel Jerome Wagner, 54, of … more
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